4XEM IPCAMW40 User Manual

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Before You Use This Product

The use of surveillance devices may be prohibited by law in your country. The Network Camera is not only a high-performanceweb-readycamera but also can be part of a flexible surveillance system. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the operation of such devices is legal before installing this unit for its intended use.

It is important to first verify that all contents received are complete according to the list in the "Package Contents" chapter. Take notice of the warnings in “Quick installation guide” before the Network Camera is installed, then carefully read and follow the instructions in the “Installation” chapter to avoid damages due to faulty assembly and installation. This also ensures the product is used properly as intended.

The Network Camera is a network device and its use should be straightforward for those who have basic network knowledge. The “Troubleshooting” chapter in the Appendix provides remedies to the most common errors in set up and configuration. You should consult this chapter first if you run into a system error.

The Network Camera is designed for various applications including video sharing, general security/surveillance, etc. The “How to Use” chapter suggests ways to best utilize the Network Camera and ensure proper operations. For the creative and professional developers, the "URL Commands of The Network Camera " chapter serves to be a helpful reference to customize existing homepages or integrating with the current web server.

For paragraphs preceded by the reader should use caution to understand

completely the warnings. Ignoring the warnings may result in serious hazards or injuries.

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Table of Contents

Before You Use This Product......................................................................

1

Package Contents ....................................................................................

5

Installation .............................................................................................

6

Hardware installation..........................................................................

6

Software installation...........................................................................

7

Initial Access to the Network Camera....................................................

9

Check Network Settings ................................................................

9

Add Password to prevent Unauthorized Access..................................

9

How to Use .....................................................................................

10

Authentication............................................................................

10

Installing plug-in..............................................................................

11

Primary user’s capability ...................................................................

12

Main screen with camera view ......................................................

12

Digital Zoom ..............................................................................

13

Digital Output ............................................................................

13

Snapshot...................................................................................

13

Client settings............................................................................

14

Administrator’s capability ..................................................................

16

Fine-tuningfor Best Performance..................................................

16

Opening accounts for new users ...................................................

18

Change homepage layout ............................................................

19

Build a multimedia web attraction site ...........................................

25

Build a security application ..........................................................

29

Software revision upgrade ...........................................................

32

Definition in Configuration ......................................................................

33

System parameters ..........................................................................

34

Security settings..............................................................................

35

Network settings..............................................................................

36

General.....................................................................................

36

SMTP ........................................................................................

36

FTP ..........................................................................................

37

HTTP ........................................................................................

37

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Streaming .................................................................................

38

DDNS and UPnP settings ...................................................................

39

Video codec parameters....................................................................

40

Motion detection ..............................................................................

42

Application settings ..........................................................................

43

Weekly schedule.........................................................................

43

Event operation..........................................................................

43

Sequential operation ...................................................................

44

Homepage layout settings .................................................................

45

Viewing system log ..........................................................................

46

Viewing system parameters...............................................................

46

Restore factory default settings..........................................................

46

Appendix..............................................................................................

47

A. Troubleshooting ...........................................................................

47

Status LED ................................................................................

47

Reset and restore .......................................................................

47

B. Frequently asked questions ...........................................................

48

C. URL commands of the Network Camera...........................................

51

Capture update Snapshot of JPEG image........................................

51

Query status of the digital input ...................................................

51

Drive the digital output ...............................................................

51

Restore factory default settings ....................................................

51

Restart system...........................................................................

52

Page URL ..................................................................................

53

System resource URL ..................................................................

53

General format of command URL ..................................................

54

System configuration URL ............................................................

54

Security configuration URL ...........................................................

55

Network configuration URL...........................................................

55

DDNS & UPnP configuration URL ...................................................

57

Video configuration URL ..............................................................

58

Image quality configuration URL ...................................................

59

Application configuration URL .......................................................

60

Homepage layout configuration URL ..............................................

61

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D. Technical specifications .................................................................

62

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Package Contents

Network Camera IPCAMW40

Camera stand

Power adapter

Software CD

I/O terminal block connector

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Installation

Hardware installation

Please verify that your product package contains all the accessories listed in the foregoing Package Contents. Depending on the user’s application, an Ethernet cable may be needed. The Ethernet cable should meet the specs of UTP Category 5 and not exceed 100 meters in length.

Connect the power adapter jack to the Network Camera before plugging in to the power socket. This will reduce the risk of accidental electric shock.

Upon powering up, the device runs through a self-testprocedure and the front LEDs will blink between green and red a few times. Ifself-testpasses, the LED will be green and the Network Camera will standby for getting IP address. After getting IP Address, the LED will blink green every second. Ifself-testfails the red LED will blink several times. Refer to Appendix A for troubleshooting.

The Network Camera provides a general I/O terminal block with one digital input and one relay switch for device control. Pin 1 and pin 2 can be connected to an external sensor device and the state of voltage will be monitored from the initial state 'LOW'. The relay switch of pin 3 and pin 4 can be used to turn on or off the external device.

Consult with the dealer of the peripherals for correct installation.

1

DI-

INPUT (Initial state of DI is low)

2

DI+

INPUT (Max. 50mA, 12VDC)

3

SW_COMMON

OUTPUT (open from SW_OPEN at initial state)

 

 

(close with SW_OPEN when set DO to ON)

4

SW_NOPEN

OUTPUT (Max. 1A, 24VDC or 0.5A, 125VAC

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Software installation

In this manual, "User" refers to whoever has access to the Network Camera, and "Administrator" refers to the person who can configure the Network Camera and grant user access to the camera.

At the end of the hardware installation, users can use Installer program included in the product CDROM to find the location of the Network Camera. There may be many Network Cameras in the local network. Users can differentiate the Network Cameras with the serial number. The serial number is printed on the labels on the carton and the bottom of the Network Camera body.

The IP addresses shown in the "Current IP Address" field reflect those on the local network. They may be from the DHCP server. If there is no DHCP server, the camera will try to find a free IP address (this takes from 15 second to 3 minutes, depending on the LAN status). The method of finding IP address is seeking from 192.168.0.99

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If users run Installer program before the hardware installation, the Network Camera may not be showed on the Installer list. After the hardware installation, users may click on to update the list.

Users may click directly on to access the Network

Camera in the default browser.

Once installation is complete, the Administrator should proceed to the next section "Initial access to the Network Camera" for necessary checks and

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configurations.

Initial Access to the Network Camera

Check Network Settings

The Network Camera can be connected either before or immediately after software installation onto the Local Area Network. The Administrator should complete the network settings on the configuration page, including the correct subnet mask and IP address of gateway and DNS. Ask your network administrator or Internet service provider for the detail information. By default the Network Camera requires the Administrator to run installation every time it reboots. If the network settings are to remain unchanged, disable the Install option. Refer to “Network settings” on the System Configuration page for details. If any setting is entered incorrectly and cannot proceed to setting up the Network Camera, restore the factory settings following the steps in the “Troubleshooting” chapter of the Appendix.

Add Password to prevent Unauthorized Access

The default Administrator’s password is blank and the Network Camera initially will not ask for any password. The Administrator should immediately implement a new password as a matter of prudent security practice. Once the Administrator’s password is saved, the Network Camera will ask for the user’s name and password before each access. The Administrator can set up a maximum of twenty (20) user accounts. Each user can access the Network Camera except to perform system configuration. Some critical functions are exclusive for the Administrator, such as system configuration, user administration, and software upgrades. The user name for the Administrator is permanently assigned as “root”. Once the password is changed, the browser will display an authentication window to ask for the new password. Once the password is set, there is no provision to recover the Administrator’s password. The only option is to restore to the original factory default settings.

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